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Sports

Satellite TV platform Nova launched on Friday an online pay-TV sports channel, “Novasports World,” addressed to Greeks around the world and fans of Greek soccer, providing them the opportunity to watch live and on-demand all the matches of the Greek Super League, and a variety of other shows.

By Louis-Jimmy Liosis, ΜSc Applied Sports & Exercise Science, MSc Sport & Leisure Management

An average basketball game includes around 105 high-intensity bouts lasting 2-6 seconds; that means approximately one bout every 21 seconds of play. Therefore, repeated high-intensity efforts, including short sprints, are highly important for basketball players. Moreover, sprint acceleration can highly affect the outcome of game-deciding situations in field sports like football, soccer, and rugby. However, we must bear in mind that sports incorporating a significant degree of sprint acceleration render individuals to a higher risk of incurring a hamstring muscle injury.

By Louis-Jimmy Liosis, ΜSc Applied Sports & Exercise Science, MSc Sport & Leisure Management

The sporting world has experienced major doping scandals during the last decade. Some representative examples include Lance Armstrong who was stripped of his Tour de France titles, Olympic Games achievements, as well as all medals won from 1998 onwards. Armstrong had used erythropoietin, blood transfusions, a mixture of liquid testosterone and olive oil, and cortisone among others.